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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 268c
Medicare beneficiaries age 65 and over who received dental care, by income,a 2003
Population group Total Negative/poor Near poor/low Middle High
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   45.5 0.7 23.4 1.3 31.8 0.9 52.3 1.0 68.9 1.4
Age 65-74 46.4 0.9 22.7 1.8 32.6 1.5 51.1 1.4 67.5 1.9
75-84 47.2 1.0 27.9 2.3 32.5 1.5 55.6 1.4 72.8 1.8
85 and over 35.8 1.3 15.5 2.6 27.1 2.1 46.6 2.6 63.8 3.5
Gender Male 44.7 0.9 18.4 2.1 27.4 1.6 48.0 1.5 66.8 1.7
Female 46.2 0.8 25.7 1.6 34.3 1.0 56.0 1.3 71.5 1.7
Race White 48.4 0.8 27.2 1.6 33.5 1.0 53.8 1.1 70.1 1.3
Black 23.0 1.9 15.5 3.1 18.2 2.6 29.5 3.6 51.2 6.3
AI/AN 24.8 6.9 * * * * * * * *
API 46.2 3.8 * * 44.1 6.2 64.3 7.5 62.4 9.9
Multiple races/other 25.6 3.2 * * 21.8 4.0 35.9 7.4 45.0 10.1
Ethnicity Non-Hispanic, White 49.6 0.8 27.9 1.8 34.1 1.1 54.3 1.1 70.2 1.3
Non-Hispanic, Black 23.0 2.0 15.0 3.2 18.5 2.6 29.0 3.6 52.0 6.3
Non-Hispanic, other 36.5 3.0 * * 30.9 4.2 45.3 5.7 58.7 7.4
Hispanics, all races 30.5 1.9 21.0 3.1 26.8 2.7 43.6 3.8 52.9 8.1
Health insurance Medicare and Medicaid 19.6 1.3 17.4 1.7 21.5 2.0 * * * *
Medicare HMO 44.9 1.5 33.9 4.4 32.9 2.6 48.4 2.3 66.2 3.3
Medicare and private 52.9 0.9 34.8 2.9 37.3 1.4 54.6 1.2 70.1 1.4
Medicare fee-for-service only 22.4 1.4 14.5 3.1 17.7 1.9 35.4 3.5 41.4 7.9
Residence location MSA 48.2 0.8 26.2 1.6 33.0 1.1 54.0 1.1 71.0 1.5
Non-MSA 36.5 1.7 16.5 2.1 28.5 1.7 46.1 2.6 57.8 3.3
Perceived health status Excellent/very good/good 49.5 0.8 25.3 1.6 34.2 1.1 55.5 1.2 70.5 1.4
Fair/poor 31.1 1.1 19.9 2.0 25.2 1.6 38.6 2.0 54.0 3.8
Functional limitations No limitation 51.3 0.9 26.0 2.0 36.8 1.3 55.4 1.3 71.1 1.5
IADL only 43.1 1.5 21.6 3.1 30.3 2.4 52.6 2.4 72.2 3.4
1-2 ADLs 36.6 1.2 23.1 2.4 26.3 1.7 46.1 2.3 57.3 3.7
3 or more ADLs 28.8 1.6 18.0 3.0 19.8 2.2 41.1 3.3 53.0 6.1
At least 1 ADL/IADL 37.1 0.8 21.1 1.7 26.1 1.2 47.4 1.6 62.4 2.4

a Estimates are for full-year community residents age 65 and over. Negative/poor refers to incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

* Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; MSA: metropolitan statistical area; IADLs: instrumental activities of daily living; ADLs: activities of daily living; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey.

 

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